Drawing Cartoons: A complete guide to cartoons, caricatures, comics and animated cartoons

Drawing Cartoons: A complete guide to cartoons, caricatures, comics and animated cartoons

by Alex Hughes (Author), Alex Hughes (Author), Janet Nunn (Author), John Byrne (Author)

Synopsis

Based on the Learn to Draw series, this bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice on drawing a wide range of cartoons, including comics, animated cartoons and caricatures. The text covers the essential aspects of drawing all types of cartoons and should prove a useful introduction for the budding cartoonist. It contains advice on the tools and equipment needed and all the techniques are very clearly and simply described, with numerous step-by-step examples and demonstrations, including over 400 cartoons and caricatures. Some of the many topics covered in the book include: how to draw basic cartoons and create different characters; portraying expressions and gestures, and adding speech bubbles; how to develop your cartoon characters and create a narrative for them in comic strip form; writing scripts and graphic stories for your superheroes; how to give your characters a life of their own and make them move in animation sequences; making key drawings and creating a storyboard; how to draw portrait, political, stylized or quick-draw caricatures; capturing the personalities of your subjects.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Publisher: Collins
Published: 02 Sep 2002

ISBN 10: 000714217X
ISBN 13: 9780007142170

Author Bio
John Byrne (Cartoons and Comics) combines a highly successful magazine cartooning career with running classes and workshops and writing and illustrated books. Alex Hughes (Caricatures) contributes regularly to a wide range of magazines and newspapers, as well as writing books. Janet Nunn (Animated Cartoons) has worked in animation for over 30 years, on both TV series and feature films.